Dr. Rick Garlick Joins J.D. Power as the Global Travel and Hospitality Practice Lead

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.: 10 July 2013 Dr. Rick Garlick has joined J.D. Power as the Global Travel and Hospitality Practice Lead. He is responsible for providing industry thought leadership for the J.D. Power's various syndicated and proprietary studies in the hotel, rental car, airline and cruise line industries as well as developing additional travel research opportunities. Garlick will report to Stuart Greif, vice president and general manager of J.D. Power's global travel and hospitality practice.
Garlick has more than 20 years of diverse consumer and employee research experience in the travel and hospitality industry. Prior to joining J.D. Power, he held senior-level positions at Maritz Research and The Gallup Organization, where he was a trusted advisor to many senior leaders of premier organizations, as well as a nationally recognized thought leader in the area of hospitality and employee engagement research.
"In addition to his consumer and employee research experience, Rick also has a diverse consulting background that makes him a valuable resource to J.D. Power," said Greif. "He is already having a positive impact by driving performance improvement for J.D. Power's clients and by enhancing the value of our products and services and accelerating our growth initiatives."
Garlick received a Ph.D. in communication studies from Michigan State University. 

About J.D. Power

J.D. Power is a global marketing information services company providing performance improvement, social media and customer satisfaction insights and solutions. The company's quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually. Headquartered in Westlake Village, Calif., J.D. Power has offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information on car reviews and ratings, car insurance, health insurance, cell phone ratings, and more, please visit JDPower.com. J.D. Power is a business unit of McGraw-Hill Financial.

About McGraw Hill Financial

McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI), a financial intelligence company, is a leader in credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics for the global capital and commodity markets. Iconic brands include: Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Platts, CRISIL, J.D. Power, McGraw Hill Construction and Aviation Week. The Company has approximately 17,000 employees in 27 countries. Additional information is available at www.mhfi.com. 

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